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loophole -- that would reduce the deficit with 3.4 trillion in new revenue. will be onell capitol hill defending the budget. as will chuck hagel and jack lew. will travel to new hampshire to rally support for the budget. before that, we will focus on the proposal, getting your take and drilling down into your numbers. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. send us a tweet, @cspanwj. we can also read your comments on facebook.com/cspan and you can e-mail us at journal@c-span.org. here's what the president had to say about his budget. [video clip] we have to decide if we're are going to make smart investments. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. we have to decide if we're going to keep squeezing the middle class or reduce deficits responsibly while taking steps strengthen the middle class. approach my budget offers. that is why i will fight for this year and in the years to come. talking about his $3.9 trillion budget. this is president obama's 2015 budget, it spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. it re
deficits and strengthens our long-term fiscal outlook. through additional health care reforms, tax reform and by fixing our broken immigration system. we recognize the importance of the bipartisan funding compromise reached by the congress and the budget shows the president's funding priorities at the 2015 spending levels that were agreed to in the deal. however, we believe those are not sufficient, both in 2015 and beyond, and to ensure the nation is achieving its fullest potential. for that reason, the budget includes an opportunity, growth and security initiative that is fully paid for. it's split evenly between defense and nondefense and it presents additional investments in things like education, research and manufacturing. building on the model established in ryan-murray, the initial tiff is fully paid for with a balance package of spending cuts and tax reforms, so it is deficit neutral. supporting what the president said in the state of the union, the budget includes a series of measures to create jobs and accelerate growth in the economy. for example, as the mdafferings announced
opportunity for americans. at a time when our deficit has been cut in half, it enables us to meet our obligations to future generations without a mountain of debt. this adheres to the spending principles members of both houses and both parties agreed to. it also builds on that progress with what we are calling an opportunity, growth, and security initiative, that invests in our economic opportunities in a way that is paid for by making smart spending cuts and closing tax loopholes that right now only benefit the well-off and well-connected. i will give you an example. the tax system provides benefits to wealthy individuals who save, even after they have amassed multimillion dollar retirement accounts. by closing that loophole, we can help create jobs and grow the economy, and expand opportunity without adding a dime to the deficit. we know the country that wins the race for new technology will win the race for new jobs, so this creates 45 high-tech minute extra pounds where businesses and universities will partner to turn groundbreaking research into new industries and new jobs made i
, and they really do look at me like i'm on medication when i tell them, the deficit is falling pretty sharply. this mode of fiscal restraint is grossly underappreciated. i will talk about that in a minute or two. this mood of fiscal restraint will persist as long as one thing continues and that is republican control of the house. toill leave it to dr. cook give us his analysis of where the houses added after the 2014 election. i think this theme has legs and will continue for quite some time. before this,d me what about all the gridlock in washington? i would agree that we look dysfunctional in this city but i would also say that we have had some fairly interesting breakthroughs in the last two or three months. we got a budget deal with paul ryan and patty murray. i think paul ryan is growing as a politician, not as reflexively conservative. i think he was willing to even look at some modest revenue increases. we got a farm bill. it wasn't great but we got a farm bill and most importantly, you see clear signs from the republican leadership in the house that they did not want a crisis over the
when our deficit's been cut in half, it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations without leaving them a mountain of debt. >> woodruff: the 2015 deficit would decline, to $560 billion, but republicans today said the red ink, spending hikes and tax increases mean the plan is dead on arrival. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> rather than put together a constructive blueprint the two parties could use as a jumping off point, to get our economy moving and our fiscal house in order, the president has once again opted for the political stunt for a budget that's more about firing up the base in an election year than about solving the nation's biggest and most persistent long-term challenges >> woodruff: congressman paul ryan, the house budget chair, likewise called the obama plan a disappointment. in a statement, he said: >> woodruff: ryan offered an extensive critique yesterday of federal anti-poverty efforts. he's expected to release a republican budget proposal in the coming weeks. >> woodruff: some of the more notable pieces of the president's proposal, and expected
and timing shifts to pay for permanent rate cuts. it could increase deficits in the second decade. >> i think it will be the opposite. it will generate more revenue. add $700 billion in new revenues to help us pay down the debt. cuts can getending us to a balanced budget. >> you think by the second decade it will raise revenues because of the dynamics. >> in the first decade. >> you drew a parallel to the 1986 tax reform under president reagan. one of the differences is that under that measure, the earned income tax credit for the poor was vastly expanded. under this proposal it would be cut back. ofoman making a minimum wage $17,000, she will lose $2000 in 4-5 years. should the poor have to pay the burden? >> they do not. everyone making up to $100,000 sees a tax cut. and, average family takes home -- >> that is cut back a little bit. >> it is not. in my view, it was supposed to offset the payroll tax. unfortunately it has gone beyond that. it is refocus back on making sure p road taxes are offset. more families have that opportunity, and it is a create that poverty trap where the harder you
it is important to put in perspective that the budget deficit is not being driven by spending on domestic programs like this. it is driven by a slow economy. >> certainly entitlements. >> no. >> 60 percent of it. >> alisyn. that was my next point. but this is different from medicare and social security right? you look at the overall budget it is misleading for the republicans to tell the american people if they can get the budget deficit in better shape by cutting programs. it is it a very, very small part of the overall budget. we can always make government work better and i trust paul ryan is coming from an honest point. >> the war on poverty 50 years later. >> last thing you expect to interrupt your grocery shopping right here. >> i thought he was going to stop but he kept on driving through. >> you will learn who is behind the wheel. you will see that in a moment. >> plus matthew mcconaughey injecting faith in hollywood's glamous night. >> first of all i want to thank god. i look up to it him. he graced my life with opportunities that are not of my hand or other human hands. which would be fin
he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat out, was a all a branch for republicans. not willing to do a big deal on the deficit in order to get things under control. by taking that out, they will lose 230 billion or so in deficit reduction. already we know one of the ways will be assuming the senate passes and immigration overall. go much does that cost you these are the kinds of things we will be looking for. perhaps the least effective budgets we have seen in years because congress are it has a toplines appropriations number for this year. they are are ready holding hearings. this is entitlement overhaul out of the midterm. how is the budget actually released today, and to are the surrogates that the white house is sending to capitol hill over the next coming da
have large budget deficits, when we move out to 2018, baby boomers begin to retire if great numbees. lou: why are the republicans having a hard time remembering that it is about reducing will left of spending here? why is that difficult in that document that he put out there, in my opinion, could have come from the obama white house. >> mm-hmm, that is -- how do you curb spending overtime, that is politically unpopular there is the problem. when you talk about changing tax code, people are not go many are not going to are having happy, if they lose tax deductibility of for municipal bonds. lou: i think this document will reside to the sidelines, at the very best. lou: there is really no escaping retal. >> hunl demands to be made of federal government not too many years from now. lou: john lonski thank you, we appreciate it. >> new reports city nationwide are doing away with red light cameras. among concerns about the red lights, what they really amount to, their worth. their invasiveness, what they increase traffic accidents. usage of these cameras has fallen. by 6% since 2012. 7 st
about saving money all the time and being concerned with deficits and being totally driven by that but not being concerned in saving money when people are in jail for marijuana and mandatory minimums that judges have said were awful and for nonviolent first time offenders serving lifetime sentences in jail costing us $30,000 a year. >> comcast is running this ad in new jersey where medical marijuana is legal. >> yo, you want sushi? i got sushi. i got tuna, salmon, sweet shrimp. i got the finest this area has seen in years. >> you wouldn't buy your sushi from this guy so why would you buy your marijuana from him? >> did i mention that it's national pancake day. marijuana, pancakes, sushi. >>> benjamin netanyahu stirred up controversial and joining me to talk, comedian and "daily beast" columnist and friend of the show, dean ovadala. let's start with pot. marijuana has been huge this year and the pot jokes are a gold mine, i'm sure, for your profession as a political comedian. >> on some level it is but i think we've jumped the shark on pot. when pat robertson came out in fro
's ever proposed for, not for reducing deficit but more domestic spending. we've had huge spending increases, so those are such nonstarters, i don't see how you get common ground. granted, we're living under another budget agreement for now. but it's clear he's moving farther to the left to try and -- for those reasons and he's not trying to move to the middle. >> congressman, you said that three times, he's moved to the left, it's a nonstarter. does that mean i can't ask you about closing loopholes or -- >> yeah, sure, go ahead. >> are there any ways in which you all could maybe come to something and end up with one or two or three of these things and get some of the things that you want? >> yeah, so we just -- our chairman of the ways and means committee, dave camp, put out a specific discussion draft of tax reform, which does just that. it closes loopholes. instead of using the money for spending which increases the deficit -- he has $1.8 trillion in tax increases, half goes for spending. we're saying take the loophole closures and use it to lower tax rates to grow the economy.
and deficit and entitlement reform and all of those things. this president likes his government super sized. this budget will never balance. and i think the president wants taxpayers to pay more so that washington can spend more >> what i read is he is asking for million in new spending. does that go anywhere? >> i don't think it does. last time he had a budget, not even any of the democrats voted for it. his policies make it harder to get back to work. >> $17.4 trillion is the debt clock. that is ridiculous. in three years from now, you will be $19 trillion? how is that acceptable to anybody? trying balance a book in washington, d.c. >> what we will see is the fastest growing part of the budget is interest on the debt. the president added $6.9 trillion in the debt. this continues to be a driving issue for the country. you know, we are not going to be able to sustain the safety net with this debt and interest. >> i think the viewers get it, too. what other republican options do we have? >> the options are to say let's deal with the issues we know get people back to work. we have a health ca
to the deficit. >> house budget chairman paul ryan already come out swinging against the plan. yet another disappointment and added the president has three years left in his administration and seems determined to do nothing about our fiscal challenges. that's paul ryan. this budget isn't a serious document he says. will this budget proposal help flagging republican opinion of president obama's track record. we turn now to financeer and former treasury official and cnbc economic analyst steve radener. thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> i wanted to start out with your gut reactions to this. is it the expanded credit for low income workers? >> this is a policy statement of what he believes should happen in the budget, more spending on things like the earned income tax credit which is today's headline but also things like infrastructure and pressing needs. he wanted to put out what he believes in and indeed what the democrats believe in in advance of mid-term elections. >> you have a background in private equity yourself and roll with a crowd of people most affected by the c
a lot of money, in part, due to the sequester, and it's led to lowering and lowering the deficit. if you put that in the context of what the budget proposal suggests, it's only a modest increase in spend, talking about 56 billion, like you mentioned, split between defense, nondefense, and it's paid for. we established that the budget agreed to by patty murray and paul ryan, those spending levels stay in place, and you'll use a few other tax hike is to par for $56 billion to relieve s sequestrati sequestration. we have a piece coming up that shows nih will be funded at 30.2 billion. that, in real term money, equivalent to the level that george w. bush funded nih in 2002. we're not making people whole. we're lagging pretty badly. but as if you were to look at what republicans are saying, this is the most reckless spending possible. >> sam, on that note, the president say, our budge it is about choices, about values and this is expected to go nowhere, it's a moral document in the most sort of clear fashion from the white house. at the same time, you know, the president puts this out there a
progress made. if we just take a year in review. so, a year in review, in terms of deficit reductions. when the budget came out last year, it was predicted $1.1 trillion. it was 680 in the end. about a $400 billion deficit reduction from 2012 to 2013. then, we have a situation where i think hopefully we've broken the fever on the issues of having conversations about default. >> money that's overseas. are there efforts to bring money overseas permanently back to the states? >> it depends on how one is talking about that. we want to create a system that is clear and that is helpful for our companies to know what they're doing, how they're doing. and not discourage investments from coming back and finances from coming back to the u.s. >> tell me about going from bettenville, arkansas, in the private sector, back to the government. >> walmart is an institution of execution. that is what it is certainly known for. and fortunate to spend time and to be there. coming back to the federal government, certainly, as you reflected, one has to work and work on both sides of the aisle. i go up and down t
in new tax. he cuts the military greatly in my opinion not for deficit reduction but for more domestic spending. it just shows the priorities have moved farther to the left and the point i'm trying to make here we have three years left of this administration and we have divided government. normally in a situation like that you would try to fine common ground, work forward common ground. he's moving away from that and tacked hard to the left. yes you could say that's because we're in an election year and that may be why. it's happening nevertheless. i don't know the reasons but he's moving to the left and it makes it hard to bridge to the gap. >> democrats will say they have tried to extend a hand and have not been reciprocated. >> we have a budget agreement. i want to see us build on that success. >> give me a preview of what the paul ryan budget will look like. in years past a lot of the saving have come from overhauling medicare and medicaid. are those proposals include in the paul ryan 2015 budget. >> those programs are going bankrupt and need to be restored, need to be solvent beli
remained overvalued despite an account deficit. >> reporter: the debt of the country has been falling, though, as a result, yields have been rising. they're not worried you're not going to be able to reservice it. are you worried about a restructuring? >> we are not worried, but ukraine needs external help for the next year or two. i think with sensible economic policies and with international support from the imf, u.s. and the eu, we can return to the market back within six months, maximum. >> reporter: if you listen to a discussion about ukraine and the united states, it's all about this is the eu or russia, a forced choice, some kind of big monumental decision for ukraine. do you see it so divided, choosing between eu and russia? >> ukrainians would not want to make it look like this. it wants help from all of its neighbors including russia and on the other side, but the majority of the population definitely supports european standards of business, democracy, free market economy. >> reporter: thanks so much for joining us, mr. fiala. we really appreciate it. tomas fiala, ceo of dra
that the deficit is going down. who wouldn't hope for that? we hope for it. it's working. but any time you look at what they're doing, it's all short term. the stuff that's going to eat our lunch is 10,000 people a day turning 65. you've got a system that was set up of social security that you won't even address the insolvency of it for 75 years. health care is on automatic pilot. forget what you call it. it's time to deal with the long-term stuff before interest goes from where it is now to back to historical heights and then watch people grab their socks and run for blocks. >> is there anything you think can be done considering that it probably won't be implemented until after the november 2014 midterms? >> anything that will be done will be done down the road. that's what's wrong with the health care plan. whatever it is is all the correction process is down the road, way ahead. and it's like a dock fix. you're going to do another dock fix and they will run in. you're going to do anything. whatever you do, whether it's tort reform or real estate or whatever is done, the groups will organize
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